None shall take your last cow (or 12 sheep), pig, or 24 chickens.

The Belgian Judicial Code provides a list of goods and items that may not, in principle, be seized by a bailiff (art. 1408), basically in order to safeguard minimal living conditions and means. While such a list is useful in itself, its details harken back to days of yore. Most notably, it details that a […]

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No Dutch Royals may hold a position of power or public authority in Belgium.

A decree of November 24, 1830 debars members of the House of Orange-Nassau (basically: the Dutch royal family) from any position of power or public authority in Belgium — forever! In theory it not only excludes members of said House from the throne, but also from access to the public sector and from standing for […]

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